May 30, 2024

“Today, I opened the Chivhu Dam. This will change the water situation of Chivhu town and provide water to surrounding communities. This is what my Government do. This is what Zimbabwe is all about”. Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

He also assured that the Zanu-PF will leave nobody behind in developmental projects in the country.

“We will leave no place and no person behind” Emmerson Mnangagwa assured zimbabweans when he commissioned Chivhu Dam Mashonaland East province to add to the list of milestone projects successfully implemented by the Second Republic.

The Chivhu dam like other major dams accelerate rural development and mordenisation, provide fisheries, climate proof agriculture and also produce electricity that will feed into the national grid.

Since coming to power, the President has been implementing game-changing projects in every part of the country through development that leaves no one and no place behind.

A whopping US$1 billion has been set aside for the construction of 12 high-impact dams with the flagship being the Lake Gwayi-Shangani in Matebeleland North province, which is now 70 percent complete, a project mooted in 1912 but that came to fruition under the Second Republic.

Other major dams under construction are Semwa Dam in Rushinga, Ziminya Dam in Nkayi, Matebeleland North, Vungu Dam in Silobela, Midlands, while Muchekeranwa Dam near Marondera has since been completed.

Another dam, Kunzvi, that was planned for many years, also took off at the inception of the Second Republic.

Addressing the Politburo in Harare on Tuesday, President Mnangagwa emphasised that the ruling party and Zimbabweans in general should not be distracted by idle talk and negativity coming from the country’s detractors as the goal remains to transform the country through lifting the majority into prosperity.

“Zanu-PF is a party about results and hope. We are delivering on our promises as set out in our Manifesto and National Development Strategy. Our ongoing development, modernisation and industrialisation agenda will continue to be anchored on our utilisation of domestic resources”.

Meanwhile, the country has set the 23rd August 2023 as the day for general elections in Zimbabwe.

In Proclamation 4 of 2023, President ED Mnangagwa has also set the 2nd October 2023 as the date for a run-off for the election of the office of the President if such a poll becomes necessary in terms of Section 38(1)(a)(iii) of the Electoral Act.

President ED Mnangagwa has also set the 3rd August 2023 as the day in which Provincial Assemblies of Chiefs shall meet to elect members of the Chiefs Council for the purposes of Section 120(1)(b) and (c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, as read with Section 38(3) of the Electoral Act Ch 2:13 and Section 35 of the Traditional Leaders Act Ch 29:17.